Hardness: 6.5 – 7
Origin: Mahenge, Tanzania
This garnet has a beautiful colour and a fantastic cut. It is from a new area in Mahenge, Tanzania that is producing some beautiful garnets.
The name Garnet? may come from either the Middle English word gernet meaning dark red, or the Latin granatus (grain), possibly a reference to the Punica granatum (pomegranate), a plant with red seeds similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals. Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet